Summer is just a few weeks away, so it’s important to be proactive when it comes to protecting your home from the heat. Here’s a quick checklist to help extend the lifespan of your siding and improve the overall appearance of your home.
Summer usually means less rain and therefore, more opportunity for dirt and other organic matter to build up on your exterior. Schedule a cleaning in the warmer months to remove this residue and avoid staining from mold, mildew, algae, and more. Remember to make sure the cleaner you use is not harmful to the grass and plants surrounding your home. We recommend using soapy water, scrubbing with a soft-bristled brush, and rinsing from the top-down.
Performing routine inspections for gaps or loose and rotted siding is necessary to ensure the siding is doing its job. Things to keep an eye out for are holes from pests, such as termites and rodents, missing nails, impact from blown debris, and any other damage that may allow water to penetrate the boards. If you have vinyl siding, there is typically less visible evidence of moisture. The most important things to look for in this case are cracks in window trims and gaps between siding.
If cleaning does not get the job done, retouch any discolored areas with paint. Depending on how old your siding is, it may have experienced cracking or fading from the sun. Due to its dry weather conditions, Summer is actually the optimal time to paint your house’s exterior. If you are trying to determine whether your siding needs to be replaced or just retouches, call our siding experts for an inspection
If your home is still left looking less than its best and you’re considering hiring a contractor, contact Brightwing, the most trusted siding experts, to schedule a free consultation. Brightwing will give you affordable options that increase your home’s value. When it comes to siding replacement, Brightwing Custom Crafted Exteriors is the most experienced and most trusted by Austin and San Antonio homeowners.